Press Releases

Lt. Governor Forest urges Gov. Cooper to sign into law the Small Business Healthcare Act (S86)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lt. Governor Dan Forest released the following statement:

"This week, the General Assembly passed a bi-partisan bill that gives our state's small businesses greater ability to provide cost-effective, quality health insurance options to their workers. The Small Business Healthcare Act (S86) is a private-sector solution to getting more hard working North Carolinians health coverage without impacting our state's budget. I urge Governor Cooper to sign this legislation and stand up for this common sense approach to health insurance.”

Lt. Governor Forest, Sen. Steinburg joint statement on the Prison Reform Act of 2019 (S579)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This Friday, April 26th, marks two years since Correction Officer Meggan Callahan was violently killed by an inmate. Until now, little has been done to address the systemic issues in our prison system. Lt. Governor Dan Forest and Senator Bob Steinburg (NC-1) released the following joint video statement on S579, the Prison Reform Act of 2019.

Lt. Governor Forest urges passage of Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, calls on Governor Cooper to sign

Monday, April 15, 2019

This afternoon, Lt. Governor Dan Forest released the following statement:


"Today, the North Carolina Senate will vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S359), which protects babies after they have survived an abortion attempt. I urge members of the Senate to pass this legislation, for the House of Representatives to follow suit, and for Governor Cooper to immediately sign it. No matter the circumstance, the life of a newborn child needs to be protected."



Lt. Governor Dan Forest Announces Members of Computer Science Steering Committee

Monday, February 11, 2019

As Chairman of the Special Committee on Computer Science at the State Board of Education, Lt. Governor Forest announces the members who will help lead the process of ensuring high-quality Computer Science training and education is available to all our North Carolina public school students.  The first goal of this Steering Committee will be to vet and present Computer Science standards to the State Board of Education at the end of this current school year.  



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